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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 29, 2008, 08:35:19 AM

Quote from: ATB on March 29, 2008, 03:58:20 AM

Rented this today and so far I'm very much enjoying it.  I chose the hard difficulty and so far it has proven hard. smile

Yeah I think I should up my difficulty to hard, it might actually force me to fight smarter (using all the combos and moves). 
2482  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rented Vegas 2 - look for me online tonight / this weekend on: March 29, 2008, 08:33:04 AM
Yeah nice night of fun guys! I can say enough how great it is to play with the community here.
2483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 27, 2008, 08:51:53 PM
Well shit, I bought this game as well.  Hopefully I'll have more fun with this game than Hark. 
2484  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Think I Need A Break From COD 4 on: March 27, 2008, 08:47:13 PM
Damnnit I want go and play again.  I love love it when people start bitching and complaining when I or my team win. 
2485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 27, 2008, 08:26:37 PM

Quote from: skystride on March 27, 2008, 03:49:47 PM

Quote from: kronovan on March 27, 2008, 03:05:10 PM

All I can say is that I'm very surprised this game doesn't feature co-op play. Without that  there's no way this game would be more than a rental for me.

Yeah same here.  It looked like a co-op friendly game from the videos.  I picked up the case at the store last night, looked at the back, it said single player only so I put it back down.

heh heh sorry.  No-coop or any multiplayer options at all, it is strictly multiplayer. 

It's your standard hack & slash with light rpg/strategy elements (stealth elements as well) and with a slightly open world to run around in.  Weapons can be upgraded and augmented with different powers like fire,ice, or lightning for extra punch. Combos can be learned at different arena's, and dragon air support can be called upon when things get nasty.  I've only been in 1 massive battle and the slowdown is noticeable, but it wasn't that bad IMO.  Combat seems pretty easy on the normal difficulty.  Combat is extremely satisfying and the fatalities are very gruesome (sometimes the game goes into slow-motion when that happens).

Viking seems like a mishmash of games like Dynasty Warriors (an R-version)+ God(Thor) of War+ Conan. I suck at giving impressions, but if any of you guys have any more questions just hit me up on LIVE and I'll do my best to answer them. 

2486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 27, 2008, 12:39:27 AM
Ok I got it, going to divide my time with this and Dark Sector tonight.
2487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Viking: Battle for Asgard Intro Movie on: March 26, 2008, 07:24:17 AM
Getting Viking and Dark Sector. 
2488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 21, 2008, 11:47:52 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on March 21, 2008, 08:37:46 PM

BTW Hark....you suck.  There were at least three times where you should have gone down in a rain of bullets.

+1 +1 +1 +1 +1

lol just kidding Hark, even though I'm didn't appreciate getting shot by your "Raging Bull" from 1000 meters away.

See you online again soon buddy!!!  icon_biggrin
2489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 03:13:45 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 19, 2008, 09:22:16 AM


Is anyone from GT going to create a team?
2490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 04:23:04 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 19, 2008, 02:41:11 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 19, 2008, 01:59:25 AM

Quote from: msduncan on March 19, 2008, 01:33:16 AM

I'm on a business trip out of town.   I have my preorder waiting for me tomorrow when I get back in town.

Hark, Sky and the regulars from COD4 --  I'm guessing you guys will be all over multiplay tomorrow night?  biggrin

I will have it by then, except I'm going to have to learn how to play 1 handed. 




I could've gone forever without seeing that kato slywink  (on a completely unrelated note, I got my respec)

Damnit, tried playing COD4 and its not working....gonna try it while under the influence of Vicoden.
2491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 19, 2008, 01:59:25 AM

Quote from: msduncan on March 19, 2008, 01:33:16 AM

I'm on a business trip out of town.   I have my preorder waiting for me tomorrow when I get back in town.

Hark, Sky and the regulars from COD4 --  I'm guessing you guys will be all over multiplay tomorrow night?  biggrin

I will have it by then, except I'm going to have to learn how to play 1 handed. 


2492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 18, 2008, 08:44:03 AM
So who's going to utilize the xbox live vision camera to put their own ugly mug on their persistent character?

2493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 18, 2008, 01:43:57 AM
Bah, my local gamestop says no Vegas until Wednesday afternoon.  There is also a special at Fry's in Southern California for Vegas priced at $39.99 available thursday by noon.
2494  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gas on: March 14, 2008, 05:10:01 AM
We're getting slammed here in Southern California.  3.95 near MCAS Miramar. 
2495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 14, 2008, 05:08:10 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on March 14, 2008, 12:35:24 AM

<stares at Kato> You KNOW you want to play co-op.  And test out the T-hunt mode.

I know I know..... Besides, who else is going to catch my mis-thrown grenades?  FRAG OUT!!!
2496  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gallbladder surgery on: March 14, 2008, 03:51:34 AM
Nice to hear you're doing ok, now get ready for some Rainbow Six action!!!
2497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: February NPD Results on: March 13, 2008, 11:46:27 PM
Just like Kevin Gray said, grats to Lost Odyssey.  This game isn't for everyone but at least it lets microsoft know that JRPGs has a chance on the 360.
2498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 13, 2008, 10:06:41 PM
So is everyone jumping into multiplayer right away on day one or go through the single player stuff first?  I'm going to go singleplayer (as long as peer-pressure invites don't get to me).  I think its really cool that you can earn experience points and unlock gear in every game mode.
2499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 13, 2008, 06:14:11 PM
360 on release day. 
2500  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: You're Coming for me, Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: March 13, 2008, 06:12:12 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 13, 2008, 01:47:19 PM

Pt1: M-16 Backlash

So I had an up and down night last night- mostly up. After one particularly good match (33-7 or something on strike) a guy said something that totally riled me up.  He was a few prestige ranks above me- the really nice one with like the ruby crystal thing and he says, he says: "SensuousLettuce you're a total nerd for using the M-16 at your level."  I reply, "I'm sorry, What?" 

"Why do you use the M-16?"
"It's the best gun in the game"
"You should not use the M-16 when you're that rank because it takes no talent to use it."
"Uh.  Well why don't you show me how to use it if it takes no talent to use it." (in retrospect I meant to say "Well, everyone would use it if took no talent" but it was late and I was tired)
"I'm not saying it's a bad gun."
"It's the best gun in the game! Why use anything else?"
"Because it takes no skill to use it."
"So why don't you use it to show me how easy it is to use?"
"Duhhh duhhh duhhhh." (not his actual words)
"That'd be like telling the US military not to use the M1 Abrams cause it's the best tank in the world."
"Glarg a darg ding dang. I need my mommy to hug me."  <disconnects to go reconsider his life>
*

*<please note: text in italics did not actually happen as I was too tired to form the sentence before the next match began but I was thinking it. He disconnected shortly there after though>

So anyway, I have been noticing a backlash against the M-16 lately as the topic has come up on multiple occasions in the last few nights by higher ranked players.  What's your take fellow COD4ers?

In any case, I was insulted at the notion. Does this fool not realize I used the M-60 almost exclusively for 1.5 prestige runs!?  And the AK for my first 2.5 prestige runs!?  INSOLENT SON OF A COWARDLY VERMIN!

Part2: Wherein ATB considers Retirement

I think I'm going to hang up COD4 for a while once I hit 30k kills (I'm at 28k and some change) as it has become my negative go to game- in that I am playing nothing else when I would like to be because COD4 is too strong of a pull- and I'm good at it.  So I think at 30k I'm gonna give it to my wife for a month or so...or perhaps until the new maps comes out. Whichever timeframe is longest.

That is all.

Please let me know your thoughts on the M16 issue.

Total BS.  Those higher ranked players that you played with that must be seriously butt-hurt over being killed by an M16.  Just like you said if you were exclusively using the RPD, M60, or AK47 that night, they would have bitched and moaned about it also.  If they hate it so much, they can start a private match and hold hands together while shooting each other with pistols.  And if all else fails, hit the mute button and shoot them with the M16 over and over again.  It takes greater skill not to get shot by it.
2501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 13, 2008, 08:20:52 AM

Quote from: Turtle on March 13, 2008, 08:14:39 AM

I mean split screen with online or LAN multiplayer.

Basically, in CoD4 and a lot of games, you either play split screen, or single screen online multiplayer.  There's no mixing the two.  Very few games have done split screen online/LAN multiplayer.  The few that have are reasonably successful and can make mediocre games a whole lot of fun, especially if that involves some kind of co-op.

My gaming group has had a ton of fun playing Perfect Dark Zero with their split screen LAN with a team of 4-8 players vs an entire team of bots.

It just seems to me they're neglecting the whole same-room social aspect of consoles in their drive to promote online multiplayer going.

I know what you mean Turtle.  Remember the original xbox game Brute Force? Mediocre game when playing by yourself, but with 3 other friends it was fantastic.
2502  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Delayed (one more time y'all!) on: March 13, 2008, 04:25:19 AM
Very excited about this game and making this a day 1 purchase for me for I am a MMO whore. 


Anyways, just watched the old original movie, and its still great.



Here's the new poster for the upcoming Conan movie



2503  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tropic Thunder on: March 12, 2008, 09:23:16 PM

2504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/10) on: March 10, 2008, 10:42:30 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 10, 2008, 09:05:25 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 10, 2008, 06:26:54 PM

I always wanted to try condemned and CC is giving it away with C2, so C2 it might be. Don't know yet...

really?  that's a good deal.  i wish i had known that before i grabbed army of two last week. 

Wow, nice deal.  I think its for an online order only right? Had it pre-ordered at gamestop but will get at CC instead
2505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 10, 2008, 08:07:29 PM

Quote from: Booner on March 10, 2008, 06:23:34 PM


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2506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/10) on: March 10, 2008, 04:14:25 PM
Condemned 2.
2507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Titan Quest on Vista on: March 09, 2008, 06:53:30 PM
Well, I just recently upgraded to Vista-64 bit and I'm going to re-install titan quest.  Never got the chance to really put some time into this game before.
2508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How sick do YOU have to be - to be unable to play video games? on: March 08, 2008, 11:06:36 PM
Actually for me, it was the other way around.  After getting blasted to hell (at the beach with no water), I got hopelessly addicted to videogames during rehab.  I <3 videogames  The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
2509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Army of Two - it's gonna be coop fun ladies! on: March 07, 2008, 08:08:19 AM
 thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup The Co-op Campaign is fantastic

 thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown The versus mode is shit...... I've only played about 5 matches, but it seems really unpolished.
2510  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Huxley lives on: March 05, 2008, 02:56:14 AM
I've been following this for a long time, seems to have improved quite a bit. 
2511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gallbladder surgery on: March 04, 2008, 12:11:06 PM
Take Care buddy....
2512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your Top Sports Allegiance on: March 03, 2008, 02:12:12 AM
Niners
2513  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Get Back in the Game, You Rabble on: February 28, 2008, 02:53:36 AM
Perhaps......

I've been playing Frontlines with Jarrod  ninja
2514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/25) on: February 25, 2008, 02:01:35 PM
Frontlines 360
2515  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoX Issue 11 - Dual Blades and Weapon Customization on: February 25, 2008, 12:20:40 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 23, 2008, 06:08:42 PM

There's a couple of us on Virtue, mostly CoV but we have a base for both CoH and CoV.  I just upgraded the base to include all the storage options on the CoV side.  Dual Blades is very fun and looks smooth going between one power to the next in a combo.

I'm enjoying COV quite a bit, while my poor XBOX is getting fixed.  I haven't played since the beta of City of Heroes, and back then I thought it was a shallow experience.  But now, its quite deep with so much customization....so yeah I like it  icon_lol
2516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google image search provides lifes answers on: February 20, 2008, 05:27:13 PM
Who's Da Master?


2517  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: NCSoft buys City of Heroes on: February 20, 2008, 05:15:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 20, 2008, 03:46:39 PM

I'm going to re-up to this later today to test out the changes since I last played (which was a long long time ago).

If any of you want to do the Invite a Friend Back, let me know.

I haven't played this game since launch! Would be interesting to try this out again.
2518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Google image search provides lifes answers on: February 20, 2008, 03:39:45 AM
Chicken or the Egg?




2519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept Saga demo on: February 19, 2008, 12:44:13 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on February 19, 2008, 12:26:01 AM

I love the game, but that's not why I post this:
Why would they program in cheats? How would those cheats work? Why would the AI only cheat sometimes?

I don't know....I kinda think of it as "rubber band AI" like in Racing games or sometimes in sport games to make game sessions more competitive? Yeah, I have no idea  icon_confused
2520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/18) on: February 18, 2008, 07:51:48 PM
I was going to get DW6, but no online co-op  icon_frown So I guess the Club
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